Each year, Jean Shafiroff chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting not-for-profit organizations across the city and in the Hamptons. Known widely in social circles, she has gained a reputation for staunchly dedicating herself to a cause.
The Manhattan resident took another step toward helping the underserved this month when she stepped into a new role as a member of NYC Mission Society’s Board of Directors.
“I believe deeply in the work of the NYC Mission Society and how it changes the lives of our most underserved children in New York City,” Ms. Shafiroff said. “NYC Mission Society is interested in adding business and community leaders to its board – individuals who are focused on advancing our city’s children forward through education and supportive after school programs.”
A fixture on DOWNTOWN Magazine’s pages, Ms. Shafiroff is known for her work chairing galas for the New York Women’s Foundation, Southampton Hospital, Southampton Animal Shelter, French Heritage Society, JBFCS, Lighthouse International, American Cancer Society, Southampton Bath and Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Solar One.
NYC Mission Society is a multi-service, community-based organization that improves the lives of children, youth and families in the city’s most underserved communities through programs and services that respond to community needs.
She additionally sits on the boards of the New York Women’s Foundation, Couture Council, French Heritage Society, JBFCS, Advisory Board of Lighthouse Guild, Southampton Bath and Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Honorary Board of Southampton Animal Shelter.
Ms. Shafiroff has already devoted time to help NYC Mission Society. On March 12, the nonprofit presented her with the Dina Merrill Award for Public Service at its annual gala. She co-chaired a successful fundraiser in East Hampton on August 30th and the nonprofit’s Bicentennial gala in 2012. She also is co-chairing the annual gala next Spring.
“NYC Mission Society has been fortunate to work with Jean Shafiroff because of her deep commitment to support children in need,” said Derek E. Steinhiser, Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.
“She is someone who puts words into action, all to the benefit of others. We welcome Jean to our board, and to the NYC Mission family,” added Lloyd W. Brown II, immediate Past Board Chair. “We are extremely happy that she is giving more of her time and energy to help NYC Mission Society strengthen its presence and programs during this third century of service to New York City.”